County launches “Renters Have Rights” campaign to assist tenants

County launches “Renters Have Rights” campaign to assist tenants

Image taken from Montgomery County graphic. County Executive Ike Leggett (D), joined by councilmembers and representatives of the Department of Housing and Community Affairs and the Housing Opportunities Commission, yesterday announced a new “Renters Have Rights” campaign of increased housing inspections and tenant outreach. “Due to our recently updated housing law [Bill 19-15], the Department of Housing and Community Affairs … Read More

County warns against air duct cleaning coupon scams

County looking for help with telephone scam

Image by Alachua County on Flickr. The Montgomery County Office of Consumer Protection has issued an alert about the ubiquitous mailed coupons offering air duct cleaning at what looks like a bargain price. “Most of these firms do not even disclose their business address on their coupons and receipts,” said OCP Director Eric Friedman in a press release. “The coupon-based … Read More

Upcoming Events Sept. 6-14

Upcoming Events

Illustration from FiveStone Church Wednesday, September 6 Silver Spring-Takoma Park Restaurant Week continues through Sept. 10 Historical Fiction: Its Past And Future—Conversation With Annamaria Alfieri, Silver Spring Library, 900 Wayne Ave., 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, September 7 Grand Opening Takowork shared space, 7000 Carroll Ave., 2nd Floor, 6:30-8 p.m. Meet Barry Wood, author, “Exploring New Europe: A Bicycle Journey,” Silver Spring … Read More